(Wilmington, DE 19809) On Saturday, May 14, 2022, at approximately 9:30 p.m. patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of East 38th Street in the community of Penrose, for the report of a shooting that had just occurred.

When the officers arrived, they located a 19-year-old male victim in front of a residence on East 38th St.  The victim was suffering from a single gunshot wound to the upper torso.  Good Samaritans were found administering First Aid and the victim was transported by EMS  to a local area hospital.  He is still listed in Critical Condition.

Investigators from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigation Unit arrived at the scene and assumed the investigation.  

The investigation is still in its early stages and very active.

Anyone with information or video pertaining to this investigation is asked to please contact Det Christopher at (302)395-8230 or Eric.Christopher@newcastlede.gov or call the New Castle County Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.

Citizens can text a tip anonymously, simply by texting the number 847411 keyword: NCCDE. You can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook (IM) at New Castle County Police.


New Castle County Division of Police would like to congratulate this year’s Jefferson Award winner: Major John Treadwell.

Major Treadwell won the Jefferson Award in Outstanding Service by Employees in the Workplace: New Castle County Government. The Jefferson Award honors those who multiply good. Over the past five decades, the list of Jefferson Award recipients has been unparalleled. They include hundreds of public and private national figures —more than 63,000 unsung heroes and tens of thousands of employees and young people in communities across the country. These individuals represent the good that is happening all around us in every community across the nation.

Major Treadwell began his career with the New Castle County Division of Police in 1994 and has been committed to improving the community at each juncture of his career. The quote “To Whom Much is Given Much is Required” resonates with him. He believes in paying it forward. His volunteer efforts include, but are not limited to, serving on the Board of Directors for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), being a NOBLE Delaware Chapter member, running events for Charity Crossing and serving on their Board of Directors, and teaching at the Citizens Police Academy on his own time. He also volunteers on the statewide Crisis Intervention Committee. He trains law enforcement on how to interact with citizens in crisis and promotes whole-person wellness focusing on mental health initiatives for Law Enforcement Officers as our community members.

We would also like to congratulate other employees of New Castle County who were nominated for this prestigious award: Delilah Colon, Audrey Eubanks, Daniel Hafich, Robert Moley & Lieutenant Autumn Tuxward.

“I am proud of Major Treadwell and his dedication to serving others, both on and off duty.” stated Colonel Joseph Bloch, “The efforts of all six nominees are to be commended and are merely a glimpse of commitment to serving others frequently displayed by employees of the Department of Public Safety and New Castle County,” stated Colonel Joseph Bloch.